You may recall that a 911 operator emailed TTAG to contradict an article advising people calling 911 to give the operator the salient details of a home invasion – your address, where you are inside the house, what you look like and where the bad guys may be – and then hang up. I stand by my advice. And offer the above 911 recording as evidence. Although it has a happy ending – “What was that?” “Did you think you could beat me half to death?” – riddle me this . . .
what good did the 911 operator do here besides calling the cavalry? What might have happened if the home owner hadn’t been armed and didn’t put the phone down and STFU and hide before the cops arrived? And what if the adrenalin-infused homeowner had said something that could have been used against her in court?
In short, you don’t need someone to calm you down when facing a deadly threat. You need to concentrate and fight for your life. [h/t Rob]